Review of Nothing Stays Buried

Nothing Stays Buried
Monkeewrench, Book #8
P. J. Tracy
5 Stars

Nothing Stays Buried (A Monkeewrench Novel Book 8) by [P. J. Tracy]Synopsis:

When Minneapolis homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth are called to a crime scene in a heavily wooded city park, everything about the setting is all too familiar. And when they discover a playing card on the victim’s body, their worst fears are confirmed there s a serial killer operating in the city for the first time in years.

Across town, Grace MacBride and her unconventional partners at Monkeewrench Software find themselves at both personal and career crossroads. Weary of the darker side of their computer work for law enforcement, they agree to take on a private missing-persons case in a small farming community in southwestern Minnesota.

As the violence accelerates in Minneapolis, Magozzi and Gino soon realize their killer is planning to complete the deck, and they enlist Monkeewrench to help stop the rampage. As a baffling tangle of evidence accumulates, the cops and Monkeewrench make the unlikely connections among a farmer’s missing daughter, a serial killer, and a decades-old stabbing that brings them face-to-face with pure evil. (Goodreads)



I had read the first few books in this series, and then I stopped (I am not sure why). Well, I can assure you that I will be reading the ones that I have not read, because they are just so good. Nothing Stays Buried is as good as it gets.

The characters are well rounded and well developed. The Monkeewrench gang work very hard but they can relax too, and they are getting ready for the newest member, baby Grace/Leo. Leo and Gino are still hard at work trying to keep the people of Minneapolis safe. They all care about each other and they are a family of choice, which I think maybe the best kind.

The writing style flows smoothly and it defines the characters very clearly through their actions and words. The authors is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning. The two mysteries were well plotted and they were carried on well throughout the book.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted mystery book. Looking forward to reading the next one.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Penguin Group, Putnam, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.


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